The GibFootballTalk awards for the 2013/2014 season:
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GFT Premier Division Player of the Season
Award voted by the GFT panelists to the player, who in their opinion, has been the stand out player of the season.
John Paul Duarte (Lincoln Red Imps) The Lincoln striker was in lethal form this season scoring a total of 22 goals in all competitions, helping Lincoln to a clean sweep of senior trophies this season. Having returned to the imps after a spell at St Joseph’s, John Paul wasted little time asserting himself in the starting XI following the long term injury to Lee Casciaro and more than capably topped the league scoring chart.
- George Cabrera (Lincoln Red Imps)
- Joseph Chipolina (Lincoln Red Imps)
- Naoufal El Andaloussi (Manchester 62)
- Cristian Toncheff (College Europa)
2. GFT Premier Division Young Player of the Season
Award voted by the GFT panelists to the young player (under 23 years of age), who in their opinion, has been the stand out player of the season.
Jean Carlos Garcia (Lincoln Red Imps) The young Lincoln full back has been a revelation this season. He has made the right back position his own and has impressed team mates, opponents and fans alike with his tidy defensive ability and his marauding runs forward. His great form this season was recently rewarded with a call up to the Gibraltar senior squad for the up coming friendlies against Estonia and Malta.
- Jack Sergeant (Manchester 62)
- Scott Ballantine (Manchester 62)
- Anthony Bardon (Manchester 62)
- Bradley Banda (Lions Gibraltar)
3. GFT Premier Division Manager of the Season
Award voted by the GFT panelists to the manager, who in their opinion, has played a pivotal role in their club’s fortunes this season.
Mick McElwee (Lincoln Red Imps) The Lincoln manager keeps impressing season after season. This season was arguably his most difficult challenge as football in Gibraltar entered it’s first season under the UEFA umbrella. Many thought that the money invested into other clubs would take away Lincoln’s best assets, but they held firm and kept their players. With a wealth of talent at his disposal, McElwee was able to rotate his squad to perfection on route to winning all 4 domestic competitions this season. A fantastic achievement for a committed manager who now deserves his crack at the Champions League.
- Aaron Asquez (Manchester 62)
- Garry Lowe (Gib Phoenix)
4. GFT Premier Division Golden Boot
Awarded to the Premier Division player who has scored the most goals in all competitions
John Paul Duarte (Lincoln Red Imps) Despite being level on 22 goals in all competitions with team mate George Cabrera, Duarte takes the award by virtue of scoring one more league goal (15) than Cabrera (14).
5. GFT Premier Division Golden Glove
Awarded to the Premier Division goalkeeper with the fewest goals per games record in all competitions
Jordan Perez (Lincoln Red Imps)
Lincoln’s defence was rarely breached this season and when called up, Perez delivered with some fine saves. He only conceeded 4 goals in the league this season. A magnificent feat from Gibraltar’s number 1.
6. GFT Fans’ Premier Division Team of the season
Thanks to all the fans who took time to vote for this award. In all, we received 50 votes. The team of the year is noted below along with all the votes received for each player: